• Montville Funeral Home of Church & Allen
    Uncasville, CT
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Annabelle M. Alquist (Murphy) 1923 - 2013
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Thursday, July 04, 2013
Mrs Alquist was my favorite teacher and will always remember what fun I had in her class. She and her family lived across OXOBOXO lake from us and you could always see that there was a croud at her house almost everyday.
My father Dr. Charles Murphy would always say how lucky kids were to have Mrs. Alquist as their first teacher.
Mrs. Alquist was loved by all!

Marjorie Murphy, Maura Murphy Burke and Charlie Murphy Send their love to Mrs Alquist!s family.
Saturday, June 22, 2013
I was privileged to be in Mrs Alquist's last kindergarten class before she retired in June of 1981. She told me and my parents that she wouldn't quit until she "had all 5 Rioux's in her classroom." I pretended to serve her a "glass of wine" each morning that school year.....greeting her every morning at the door with a cup from the kitchen area in the back of her classroom. She laughed every morning then proceeded to play the piano and teach us the words to "My Country Tis of Thee." She invited me to her home on Oxoboxo Lake that summer....I was honored! I saw her every Labor day at the Polish Club Picnic and she always remembered me. Love is being sent to her family .....she touched so many lives.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Tom, Butch and Sally

I was saddened to learn of your mother's passing. Annette passed on 7/30/2012, and I wondered at that time how your mom was. I remember a day at the lake ( it must have been 50 years ago ) with the three of you, your mom and Aunt Flo and Uncle Tommy. I will try to contact you by phone. Again, I'm sorry for your loss.
Bob Gedney
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
To all the family, friends, and students of Mrs. Alquist I send my deepest sympathies for your loss.She was one of the nicest people I have ever come in contact with as many of you can attest.She taught me how to tie my shoes, my ABC's, how to count, and so many other life lessons in kindergarten.She sang to her class almost daily.Who doesn't remember getting different colored stars stuck to our foreheads by her.She was truly a special person in my life, and I for one will never forget all she did to make me the person I am today.Thank-you Mrs.Alquist.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Butch and Family:

Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of your mom. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Tommy, Butch and Family, So sorry to hear of your moms passing. Please know you are all being thought for. My condolences.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
We have all lost a warm and generous friend who also was also the inroduction to school for so many of us. Annabelle was my beloved kindergarden teacher and a lifelong close friend to my family. I have wonderful memories of my whole and extended family enjoying time at the lake in the summers with Annabelle. Her passing is felt deeply. My sons & I will miss her. Janis (Malchiodi) Simpson
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Arthur,Pat,Adam and CHRIS
With my deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Jim Jordan
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Tom, Butch and Family,
So very sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. She will always be with you in your memories and in your heart.
Sincerest condolences.
Don and Eileen
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Dear Alquist Family,
We are so sad to hear of the passing of Annabelle. She was an amazing person and so sweet. I used to love to go to the lake and see her smiling face. She was so good with the children. Rest in Peace Annabelle. You will be sadly missed and fondly remembered. Brian, Gina, and Tylor Conover
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Butch,Tom,Sally and family;
News of your Mom's passing brought tears to my eyes. It's as if I lost a second mother. How she put up with us, and always with a smile, is truly amazing. You were truly blessed to have her as a mother; I was blessed to have her as a loving friend. I try to find comfort in these words.

Say not in grief: "She is no more," but live in thankfulness that she was.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
To the Alquist Family,

I am so very sorry to hear of Annabelle's passing. I have very fond memories of Annabelle starting while in kindergarten and having her as my teacher until I had a family of my own and brought them to visit her at the lake. Annabelle was a special person always with a smile on her face and a wonderful heart. She will be missed.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Dear Alquist Family, I was deeply saddened when i heard the news of your mom's passing.She was my kindergarten teacher and a close friend of the family.There were so many good times and so much laughter when everyone was together, whether it was at the lake,Polish club or on my mom and dads's patio.Good memories for sure.I will keep you in my thougts and prayers during these difficult time.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Tom, Butch & Sally, so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I first met her years ago at the auctions-she gave my daughter(who is now 57)her 1st doll. I reconnected with her again in Gulfport.
She was such a delight & touched so many lives. Prayers go out to you at this time.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Tom & Sally, Hope memories of your Mom give you comfort at this time and always. She was a special teacher and is remembered by the many that she taught. Sending hugs, Carole
Monday, February 25, 2013
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Dear Alquist Family,
So sorry about the lost of your mother. I had her as my kindergarten teacher in 1967 at Palmertown School. Kind and Caring are my thoughts when I hear the name Mrs. Alquist. May all the memories of her help you through this time.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Mrs. Alquist was my kindergarten teacher, also. I absolutely loved her. Teaching was certainly her calling! God bless her family in this difficult time. Jen Foster
Monday, February 25, 2013
Tommy & Family,

We are so sorry to hear of Annabelle's passing. She was such a lovely lady and we enjoyed the times we spent with her at the lake. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

With Deepest Sympathy, Mary, Michael & Anthony Martin.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Dear Butch, Tom and Sally -

What a wonderful sister she was and so very dear to us both. We loved our visits with her in Gulfport and at Oxoboxo. Thank you for all the great pictures! They brought back so many happy memories.

Our thoughts and love are with you all as you say goodbye to her.

Fondly, John and Susan Mimnaugh
Monday, February 25, 2013
Butch Tom Sally your mom was a wonderful woman I have such great memories of all the times we spent with her may she rest in peace
Monday, February 25, 2013
Dear Tom, Butch and Sally.....I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I can only imagine the sadness you and the rest of your family feel. She was a most wonderful person and the best mother-in-law imaginable. I smile as I think of the hours and hours we'd spend each day after work, talking over coffee at her kitchen table; the beautiful twinkle in her eyes; her perfect potato salad; her enormous welcoming heart to me, to Carie, to everyone; and so many other things that made Annabelle her uniquely beautiful and joyful self. Thank you for sharing your mother with me and Carie for a time.....I will miss her and I will be thinking of you all with affection as you grieve......
Monday, February 25, 2013
TO THE ALQUIST FAMILY:
YOUR MOM WAS MY KINDERGARDEN TEACHER IN 1952 IN UNCASVILLE - I AM 66 YEARS OLD AND STILL REMEMBER HER KINDNESS AND WONDERFUL MEMORIES OF MY FIRST DAYS OF SCHOOL.
LAURA CHURCH SCACCIAFERO
Monday, February 25, 2013
Annabelle was my kindergarten school teacher, and my first son's kindergarten teacher. She paved the way for many children to lead productive lives. I followed in her footsteps becoming a teacher and teaching in kindergarten. May her memory be eternal. My deepest sympathies to her family.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Sally and Family, Your mom and the group at the ceramics class by Diane Lefevre (many years ago) had wonderful laughs together. She was indeed a very special lady. My prayers go out to you and your family. Jean Martin
Monday, February 25, 2013
Please except our sincere sympathy in the loss of your Mom. She was a very special and much loved lady. Jeanne and Leroy Darrow.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Tom, sad to hear of your Mother's passing. She was a wonderful lady .many times we sat around the fire at Jeannette and Dicks house listening to stories of the lake! They had so much fun together. We never got tired of the tales...they entertained us on many evenings. Our sincere sympathy to you and your family....may God help you through this difficult time...you are in our hearts and in our prayers. Love Gary &'Margie Murphy
Sunday, February 24, 2013
To the Alquist family - Please accept my condolences on your mother's passing. I have only wonderful memories of her as my kindergarten teacher - a kind, gentle, and understanding women. My mother taught with her for many years, and always spoke highly of her as an associate.

Mark McDermott - West Chester, PA
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Tommy and family

So sorry to hear about your moms passing, you are in our thoughts and prayers. I remember going to the lake with the Manville's when I was little and your mom was always so sweet to me. May many happy memories help you through this time of sorrow.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Annabelle was a wonderful Kindergarten teacher. Many children in Montville were fortunate to begin their education with her.I enjoyed teaching with her and visiting her on her birthday with Joan Solomon in recent years. Continue to remember her as the wonderful person she was. Sandra Davidson
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Tom,

I am saddened to hear of your mom's passing. She meant a lot to me and I will always remember the time that we spent at oxoboxo lake when I was a child.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Good bye my dear friend and mentor . You have always been a special person to me and my children. God blessed us with your kind, loving, thoughtful walk on earth.
Marjorie (Valliere) Lang & family
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Tom and Butch, I am saddened to hear of your Mom`s passing. Our sympathies to you and yours.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
My sincere condolences to the Alquist family.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Dear Butch, Tom and Sally, Please accept my condolences on the loss of your mother. I have wonderfulchildhood memories of her wonderful caring personality, wether it be in the hallways of Palmer or playing at Oxoboxo. She never was too busy to stop and say hello and spend a few minutes finding out how things were with me. She was truly a wonderful woman.
Margaret McDermott
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Dear Tom and family, I'm so sorry to learn of your Mom's passing. She was a remarkable lady and her students remember her fondly to this day. You are all in my prayers.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Butch, Tom,Sally your mother was a great person she knew how to live life to the fullest she loved entertaining her friends from her home at Hidden Acres, at the Lake, the Polish club and here in Gulfport Fl.Annabelle made everyone feel like part of one big family may she rest in peace God bless
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Butch,Tom & Sally,
So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was such a lovely person. My prayers are with your family at this sad time.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Dear Sally, Tom and Butch,
It is with a heavy heart that I heard of Annabelle's passing. She was true lady in every sense of the word. I had the privilege of working with Annabelle early on in my teaching career at Palmer Memorial School. What a blessing she was to all of us.
Please know that many are sharing in your sorrow and loss.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Butch, Tom and Sally .. your mother meant a lot to me, she was a wonderful person. I'm unable to think of her without a smile..
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Our condolences to the Alquist family...especially Adam whom we know, as he is a part of our family, also.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
TOM, VICKIE, AND FAMILY SORRY SORRY FOR LOST
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Adam & Family
We are so sorry for your loss. We know how much you loved her. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. We love you. Remember we are here for you if you need us or anything.
Mom & Mike
Sunday, February 24, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
To the Alquist Family,
Annabelle will always be remembered for her wonderful smile, her caring spirit, her incredible wit, and her love of people. As her next door neighbor in Gulport for fifteen years, we shared many laughs and fun experiences. We also have great memories of visits to Oxoboxo Lake. Annabelle was't just our friend, we considered her"family".
We will all have a special guardian angel smiling down on us from heaven. Rest in peace dear Annabelle. You were a true example of how life should be lived.
Love,
Joan and Tom
Sunday, February 24, 2013
To The Family of Mrs. Alquist,
What a remarkable lady your mother was! We wish we had had the opportunity to meet her as she had so many talents. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Butch, Tom and Sally: Sorry to learn of your Mom's passing. What a truly wonderful lady! She always had a smile and good cheer for everyone. Thoughts are with your family.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Sally, Tom and Butch,

Your mom was a wonderful person. She was very kind to me in our younger years. Will always be grateful she hosted my wedding shower, and my sister's in her lovely home.

Your friend, Mary
Saturday, February 23, 2013
We are so sorry for your loss. Annabelle was a truly remarkable lady. Funny, smart and kind. We will always remember the fun times going out to dinner with her in Gulfport and visiting with her at the Polish Club. Although we will not be able to celebrate her life with you since we are in Florida for the winter, our thoughts will be with you. Phil and Marge Leary
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